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Press Release : Gamesley Train station back on course

Press Release : Gamesley Train station back on course

Gamesley Councillors Anthony McKeown and Dave Wilcox were cock a hoop this week with the confirmation that the newly elected County Council cabinet had slotted the proposed Gamesley Railway station into its list of priority options for investment for the period 2015 -19. New structures now in place mean that to access transport funding, regions(…)

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Glossop Library – consultation concerns

Glossop Library – consultation concerns

Locals who viewed the Derbyshire County Council website on Friday (5th October) will have seen an announcement entitled “Plans for new library in Glossop announced”, which sets out the latest plan from the county council for a new library in the centre of Glossop. You can view the details of the announcement by clicking here,(…)

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Gamesley Community Awards 2011

Gamesley Community Awards 2011

Tonight, along with Cllr Dave Wilcox and the other Cllr Mckeown, I had the privilage of attending this year’s Gamesley Community Awards. The awards which have been running for a few years now, started life (as I understand) as a way to mark the achivements of folk that had been completing adult education classes in(…)

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Sport Action Grant’s – Open for application

Sport Action Grant’s – Open for application

If you are involved in a local sport of community group you may be interested in the following, which I heard about via a tweet from Derbyshire Sports (@DerbysSport) Derbyshire County Council have announced a new £180,000 Sports Action Grant fund to encourage clubs and community groups to promote healthy and active lifestyles and that the fund(…)

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B line – unintended effects ?

B line – unintended effects ?

On the 1st August to very little publicity, the latest of the cuts to public transport in Derbyshire made by the Conservative led County Council took effect with the change of concession for b_line card holders, with the fare going from half fare to two thirds. The change which seems to have being timed to(…)

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Winter Gritting

Winter Gritting

Following on from problems over the last few winters around the lack of gritting done in the local area, you would think that plans from the county council would be around improving the service, rather than making cuts, however in a proposal to the conservative county council’s cabinet on Tuesday 2nd August, that’s exactly what’s(…)

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